Introducing the Yamaha GC1M Grand Piano
The GC1 grand piano is perhaps the most obvious 'upgrade' from the Yamaha GB1 grand piano. At 5'3'' the instrument is larger, and this alone is enough to give the instrument more depth, especially in the lower registers.
Among other refinements, the GC1 also benefits from 'duplex scaling' which is a method of bringing out a fuller tone from a piano by tuning what are known as the 'non-speaking' parts of the string. The GC1 is also the first in the Yamaha grand piano range to be made at the main production facility in Japan, alongside the CX series grands and U Series uprights.
Based on the well regarded Yamaha C1M grand, but with a much smaller price tag, it makes for an excellent value alternative to a CX series piano. A new GC1M is certainly worth considering if you want a better piano than the GB1 but your budget won't quite stretch to a C1X.
Dominic Barnett – Chamberlain Pianos
Yamaha GC Series
The beautiful GC Series combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted C Series grands with cost-saving advantages in materials and production, thus creating an instrument that's both exceptionally expressive and uncommonly affordable, without compromising on quality.